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Germany’s new packaging law to boost recycling, waste disposal transparency

Svenja Schulze

Far-reaching new rules applicable to packaging disposal became operational from January 1, 2019 in Germany. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The law states that significantly more packaging must be recycled, even as new standards determine to what extent a packaging is recyclable. It also ensures that all companies that use packaging pay for their collection and recycling. The basis for this is ...

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Return bottle scheme earns UK shoppers over £30,000

Reverse vending machine

Reverse vending machines, placed in Iceland stores across the UK, have earned shoppers over £30,000, research reveals. A reverse vending machine. Photo credit: Greenpeace The scheme, which awards a 10p voucher for every bottle returned, has resulted in 311,500 plastic bottles being recycled so far. The bottles must have been brought in an Iceland store and only bottles up to ...

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Youths trained on plastic recyling technology in Kaduna

Plastic waste interlocks

A not-for-profit outfit, the Developmental Association for Renewable Energy (DARE), has began training youths on collecting waste plastics in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State, for recycling. Green interlocks made from plastic waste The recycling is aimed at using them for interlocking tiles, blocks, roofing tiles, and decorating houses, to protect the environment. Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Mr Yahaya Ahmed, ...

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AEPB to ensure clean environment in 2019

waste evacuation

Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) says it has put measures in place to ensure dirt-free environment in 2019. Officials of one of the AEPB waste evacuation contractors, on duty in Garki Area of Abuja AEPB Head of Information and Outreach Unit, Mallam Muktar Ibrahim, said this in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, January ...

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Companies in England to foot bills for wastes disposal, recycling

Theresa May

Companies and factories in England will have a legal obligation to foot the bill for the disposal or recycling of waste packaging they produce under new plans by Britain’s environment minister. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May. Photo credit: United Nations Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 as a growing flood ...

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Group inaugurates project to address pollution

waste disposal

A not-for-profit organisation, Ecolife Conservation Initiative, says it has inaugurated an environmental sanitation project titled: “Keep Naija Clean, Make Life Better”, and aimed at addressing air, water and land pollution in the country. Mr Akubuike Chibuzor, Executive Director of the organisation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 that the project is aimed ...

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Kenya seeks to recycle 14,000 tonnes of plastic bottles by 2025

Plastic pollution

Kenya’s umbrella organisation of plastic recyclers on Thursday, November 29, 2018 said it planned to recycle 14,000 tonnes of plastic bottles by 2025 as it steps up efforts towards the management of plastic pollution. The Kenya PET Recycling Company (PETCO) is planning to spearhead the collection and recycling of 20 per cent of the plastic wastes by the end of ...

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Become part of the cloth diaper revolution

Cloth diaper

Baby diapers have become a huge industry in Nigeria, with brands such as Dr Brown, Sunfree, Cuddles, Mary Diamond and Rose Tenders starting to take over the market against the bigger competitors, Huggies and Pampers. With an estimated 26 million babies in Nigeria – 14% of the population, it is no wonder that these large companies are cashing in on the ...

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We’re cooperating with stakeholders to resolve waste management challenges, says NESREA

Dr. Lawrence Anukam,

Director General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Dr Lawrence Anukam, says the agency is working together with other stakeholders to proffer solutions to waste management challenges in the country. He disclosed this on Monday, November 12, 2018 in Abuja at the ongoing 8th Edition of National Regulatory Dialogue 2018. According to him, the agency has the responsibility ...

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Web-based tools to manage wastewater, faecal sludge launched

Faecal sludge treatment plant

The India-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has launched two web-based tools and platforms to help cities and individuals plan their sanitation interventions and manage wastewater. The first of these – SANi-KiT – is a web-based portal which offers a comprehensive collection of essential tools to enhance the capability of urban local bodies in India to prepare high quality, ...

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